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Best way to pay at hotel


danmanc12

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Hi how do you guys normally pay for your hotel? I have the option of visa debit card or cash but don't really know how much the fees would be on the card. If it's only minimal then the card would be more convenient as it saves taking more cash filling more room in my pockets. Any advice would be great thanks

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Agoda.. so easy and simple.. book my hotels with it every time...

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Get a travelex supercard and link it to your credit card no fee's. I have mine linked to my Nationwide card and get 0.5% cash back. Other cards fee's can add up to nearly 5%.

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Use a debit or Credit Card with Agoda or Booking.com, etc, but don't use with direct booking with a hotel, HIGH risk of Credit/Debit Card fraud. A friend of mine recently had 3 separate charges from a hotel for a single booking. Use cash every time.

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Cash always wins over card. 

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I use Agoda for trips, book months in advance anyway as I know where I stay each time.

Builds up Agoda loyalty points and usually upgrade my room once a year from it.

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Same here, I use Agoda and pay at the time of the booking. I pay any incidental fees with cash. If nothing else, I just find it convenient.

 

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As mbamber says don't use a standard credit or debit card to pay the hotel as they will add between 2-5% to the cost in currency conversion fees. Usually there is a miniumum fee + a % of the transaction. If you look on your banks website they should show details of how much they charge.

 

Another good option is the Halifax Clarity Credit card as there is no currency conversion fee. You can also use it to take cash out with no exchange fee (just remember to select the transaction to be in baht and not converted to pounds)
 

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up to you.

the most i ever paid in cash for was about 23k. sure it is a little bit cheaper than paying with credit card but for me it is not very convenient. 

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